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Quick Facts: Infections

Sexually transmitted infections are risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes such as miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, preterm delivery, birth defects, newborn illness and death. While prenatal screening for STIs is important, preconception and interconception screening and treatment are also important to reducing the impact of recurrent infections on birth outcomes.

• In the United States in 2012, the rate of Chlamydia among women was 638.7 cases per 100,000 women.
 
• In the United States in 2012, the rate of gonorrhea among women was 107.9 cases per 100,000 women.
 
• In the United States during 2005-2009 (average), the rate of syphilis among women was 1.2 cases per 100,000 women.
 
• In the United States during 2005-2009 (average), the rate of congenital syphilis was 9.5 cases per 100,000 live births.
 
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Source

  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Retrieved November 28, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.